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ACV306 - Artists' Books Studio

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Weiss




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


Artists' books question traditional notions of the book as simply the carrier or container of a text. This unit explores the practice of artists' books and introduces students to creative strategies that will guide the construction of their own artists' book. It re-examines expectations of what a book is through exploration of form (e.g. scrolls, accordion, pop-ups, single sheet, sculptural); technique (painting, printmaking, collage, photography, written word, typography); narrative devices; and various modes of distribution (as uniques or as multiples). The unit foregrounds the relationships between text and image, content and form, and the renegotiated roles of writer/artist and reader/viewer.


Production of an artists' book, 2400 word equivalent, 60%

In-class oral reports, 400 word equivalent, 10%

​Journal/Visual Diary, 1200 word equivalent, 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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